Gather Information Campus Visit Checklist Find out what you need to do to apply and see if the college’s classes and majors are what you want. Take part in a group information session at the admission office. Interview with an admission officer. Pick up financial aid forms. Sit in on a class that interests you. If classes aren’t in session, just see what the classrooms are like. Meet a professor who teaches a subject that interests you. Talk to students about what they think of their classes and professors. Get the names of the people you meet and their business cards so you can contact them later. Explore the Campus Get a feel for student life and see if this college is a place where you will do well: Take a campus tour. Talk to current students about life on campus and the college. Check out the freshmen dorms and stay overnight with a student, if possible. Visit the dining hall, fitness center, library, career center, bookstore and other campus facilities. Talk to the coaches of sports that you may want to play. Walk or drive around the community surrounding the campus. Check Out Campus Media Tune in to learn what’s happening on campus and what’s on students’ minds: Listen to the college radio station. Read the student newspaper and other student publications. Scan bulletin boards to see what daily student life is like. Go to the career center and learn what services it offers. Browse the school’s website and any campus blogs.